Julia Sheffler Named Outstanding Junior Faculty Researcher

December 03, 2020
J Sheffler

Read the full announcement at the FSU College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine website

This award recognized the faculty member who demonstrates promise to become an outstanding researcher as evidenced by any or all of the following:

  • Securing initial external funding for research
  • Publishing research findings in the appropriate peer-reviewed literature
  • Presenting research findings at national/international meetings of note
  • Other measures of outstanding promise as a researcher

Julia Sheffler, Ph.D. has successfully competed for funding through the Institute for Successful Longevity, the UF-FSU CTSA Med Seed grant program, and as a recipient of a KL2 award. The KL2 award in nationally funded through the NIH to support newly trained clinicians appointed by an institution for activities related to the development of a successful clinical and translational research career. Her project is a promising nutrition intervention for individuals at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Nominators highlighted that Dr. Sheffler has established her own lab, Integrated Science for Healthy Aging, and has shown great dedication towards the development of the Center for Translational Behavioral Science.

One stated, “Julie has been able to adapt complex research methodology to develop and implement intervention s that can be easily  translated to the populations she seeks to serve, both through developing effective approaches to improve outcomes and overall health equity.”

Julie was also cited for her work as a mentor to more than 10 undergraduate and graduate students.

To read more about the work Dr. Sheffler is doing, please visit her research program page: